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Saw this "arrest me red" Corvette the other day....

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How late did they use the Rally wheels ?

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2 minutes ago, padgett said:

How late did they use the Rally wheels ?

I don't know, but these are my favorite Corvette wheels.

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11 minutes ago, keiser31 said:

I don't know, but these are my favorite Corvette wheels.

Only two colors for a vette, red or yellow......bob

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I had one of these in the mid 80s. Mine was a 1977 and had this style rally wheel. These cars were at the bottom of the power spectrum as far as Corvettes go, but I liked mine none the less.

 

Kevin

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Even if you are not a Corvette guy (I am not), that one could steal you heart!

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GM made some great cars over the years but that generation of Corvettes sure were garbage. ¬†In the Pacific Northwest the frames just didn‚Äôt last. ¬†I recall one being lifted up on the hoist at a tire shop I worked at around 1992 and chunks of rust were literally falling off of it. ¬†But I‚Äôll never forget the license plate frame that said Wine ‚Äėem, Dine ‚Äėem, 69 ‚Äėem. ¬†That particular owner definitely fit the stereotype.

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Looks like a 1976.

It's funny to note, while this era Corvette was at the bottom of the horsepower spectrum, they were more popular than ever with the buying public. Chevrolet posted record sales this year, with sales continuing to increase over the next several years.

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It is a 1975.  The '75 had the black rubber bumper guards front and back.  I had a 1974 with a 350 and automatic.  It was a very nice driving Corvette, but under-powered.  I heard these models as boulevard cruisers.  I agree with that description.

 

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It looks like our '76 because of the front and rear emblems.  Looks the same.

 

As for a cruiser, I agree.  Not a high horsepower muscle car.  I think Chevrolet was selling close to 50,000 copies a year in those years.

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There was not much competition and the Corvette was still a clean style and image car.  A lot of what we call baby boomers were hitting their stride in life about that time.  I was not a Corvette guy so I bought a new Chevelle SS in 1973.  It too was underpowered but had the new body style I liked.  It’s biggest downfall was body rust, lots of it especially around the rear fender wells. After getting it repaired multiple times it was gone by 1977.

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15 hours ago, keiser31 said:

The more I looked at it, the more I liked it....

 

We call it "resale red", appears to be working.

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12 hours ago, GregLaR said:

they were more popular than ever with the buying public.

Popular with young men 8 to ten years out of the military where they had learned skills and responsibility that got them good jobs. A post war high point.

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8 hours ago, Larry Schramm said:

It looks like our '76 because of the front and rear emblems. 

 

 

You are right Larry. The '75 had much different rear lettering.

And both years had the black rubber bumperettes.

 

corvette 75.jpg

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1976 was a low point. Had the Vega steering wheel, steel floor pans because of the catalytic convertor, single exhaust, that split into  duals after the cat, and very poor build quality.

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1 hour ago, GregLaR said:

 

You are right Larry. The '75 had much different rear lettering.

And both years had the black rubber bumperettes.

 

corvette 75.jpg

sorry! my bad. I seen this picture thought it was the same car as the top one, which indeed has the one piece rear lettering.

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The rear black bumperettes were just painted black and were part of the urethane one piece bumper cover

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Doesn't a typical Kia or Honda of today

have more horsepower than this Corvette?

So the "arrest me" lure might actually go to

those modern cars!

 

Of course, the Corvette wins hands-down in

the styling category.  I've always liked this style.

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I would add white to the better colors for these C3s.  I might like for a steel bumper unit but these are a bargain I think vettes always have a following...

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Yeah, I always think of Sam from Cheers when I see that era of Corvette, but they actually are nice looking. People talk about their deficits, but I'm guessing it's probably one of the least expensive ways to get into a drive-able Corvette. I see them online for 10K or less for specimens in seemingly decent condition.

 

edit: Okay, I just fact-checked, and Sam from Cheers actually had a '67 Vette with a 427. So he wasn't as sleazy as I thought.

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